Addictions & Distractions (2.2)

The War on Drugs vs The War for Drugs

I believed I was serving my country, but there’s a lie in the middle of every belief.
Be-lie-f.

Terry Reed, CIA whistleblower:

Arkansas offered the CIA something money launderers are rarely able to achieve, a secure business environment containing a banking industry where vast amounts of money move around unnoticed as part of the normal course of business. Through its substantial bond underwriting activities, the state had huge cash flow that could allow dirty and clean money to co-mingle without detection. All they were lacking was the ‘dirty banker’ to cooperate with them by ignoring the federal banking laws. (Note: Arkansas Development and Finance Authority had been the center of major political controversy by that time. Some members of the Arkansas financial community charged that ADFA had been a ‘money cow’ for years for Clinton and his political supporters. State records showed that ADFA private activity bonds totaled more than $719,000,000 between 1984 through 1991, while creating only 2,700 new, mostly marginal, jobs paying an average wage of only $15,000. (p. 232))” Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

Rick, friend and active member of a well-known 12-step program:
I think most using addicts are anti-establishment, less likely to believe the news and see those in charge make laws that they do not follow themselves. I also think none of us believe there has ever been a war on drugs. In my 30 years of active addiction, whether in a dry county or not, I seldom had trouble getting drugs. And an addict will use regardless of the danger. The Fentanyl scare today is the same with the LSD and meth and heroine, we use them in spite of the horror stories.”

I wonder, if the horror stories don’t work, why do the media continually pump them out?  I’d suggest it’s because they are in fact advertising the drugs to potential addicts.

Researchers at the University of Louisville found that dry counties in Kentucky were nearly twice as likely to be caught hosting illegal meth labs as their wet neighbours.”

https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/06/05/why-america-still-has-dry-counties

This is very puzzling for me.  How do counties swimming in illegal drug sales believe that prohibiting the sale of alcohol is serving any moral purpose? Could it be the espoused morality argument is a ruse?  Some would say this puzzle is solved by following the money.  I’d argue while that will lead you to the swamp, you actually want to get to the tower.

“Subversion is a two-way traffic,” repeats Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society

While there are many thousands of drug treatment centers around the country there to treat the individual addicts, most of them with a marginal degree of success, who is addressing how massive numbers of drug addicts affect the culture?  What does the media normalization of drug-use and addiction do to a family, a community, a nation?

The basic staples in the Art of War:
Subversion, Demoralization, Sabotage, Deception

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUtve7o781o

https://concen.org/content/psychological-warfare-subversion-and-control-western-society

Bezmenov:  It takes from fifteen to twenty years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which requires to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of the enemy.

The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already. For the last thirty-five years. Actually, it is over-fulfilled because demoralization reaches such areas where previously, not even Comrade Andropov [1911-1984] and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to lack of moral standards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzeHpf3OYQY

Ideological subversion is the process which is legitimate, overt and open. You can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do — all American mass media has to do — is to unplug their bananas from their ears, open up their eyes and they can see it. There is no mystery. There is nothing to do with espionage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EywxzHBwofM&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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Crimes of Mena

As I mentioned in the two previous posts, I’m revisiting research I did over a decade ago thanks to the ‘blockbuster movie’ with Tom Cruise (American Made) about the story of a small airport in western Arkansas that was implicated in the transport of weapons and drugs during the Iran-Contra hearings.  We already got another Hollywood version of the story in a made-for-TV movie starring Dennis Hopper, but it’s such a good one I guess they couldn’t resist to rehash it once again.

Mena was only one of several locales in the region involved, but it was the one that got the most press, by far.  Here in a town of only 5,000, in a ‘dry county’ (alcohol prohibition), in the lovely Ouachita mountains, a tiny speck on the map, was a cornerstone piece of a conspiracy spanning now seven Washington administrations.

Instead of results, we get a banana republic.  Instead of the truth, we get Hollywood films.  Instead of accountability, the perpetrators and traitors get promotions.  Instead of safer streets and communities, we get drugs and weapons through tiny Bible belt towns.  Nothing has changed.

And like any good conspiracy, the web of truth and lies is as twisted as any Gordian knot.  The agendas and accusations fly as high and fast as old Barry’s Fat Lady, his infamous airplane shot down in Nicaragua and traced back to the then named, Rich Mountain Aviation, Mena, AR.

The cost of living an exciting life is high.” Barry Seal

Indeed it is, for Seal as well because, spoiler alert, he gets killed, they say by Medillin cartel hit men.  I do not know which of whose versions of what really happened and I doubt few others do either.  That’s how conspiracies are designed to work, like a maze full of traps of misinformation, to keep folks speculating for generations to come.  So they can keep selling box office hits to keep the scoffers and the coffers pumping. As long as nothing really changes.

Most likely, the major figure in this case, Terry Reed, ex-CIA agent and whistleblower, was being factual when he wrote in his confessional tome Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA that: “Believing Mena to be a major drug-smuggling mecca because of Seal’s cover as a trafficker, a state police investigator would later testify that stake out operations at the Mena airport by a joint task force included even agents from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Nothing had been accomplished, because they did not realize that the CIA used Seal as a diversion to distract them from what was really happening at Nella, just under their noses 12 miles away. And, by the time the stakeout even began, the training operations at Nella had already been shut down and some of those involved at Nella were being groomed for bigger and better opportunities in Mexico. (198)”

What happens each time a new exciting, glamorous high crimes story is rehashed, it shifts the “Overton Window.” From Wikipedia: “The Overton window is an approach to identifying which ideas define the domain of acceptability within a democracy’s possible governmental policies. Proponents of policies outside the window seek to persuade or educate the public in order to move and/or expand the window. Proponents of current policies, or similar ones, within the window seek to convince people that policies outside it should be deemed unacceptable.”

Instead of outrage, we’re used to it now.  Drugs for weapons, weapons for drugs, no biggie. Yes, we all know the government is involved, old news.  The War on Drugs? You mean where street users are thrown to the wolves of the prison industrial complex? Yes, yes, we know already.

Recently I was thumbing through the comments section of a YouTube clip on Mena which quipped, this old story is like ‘conspiracy light’ compared to what’s going on today.

I unfortunately agree.  But I think I’ll keep posting on it a bit longer anyway.  Maybe it will help one more person to see what we are really dealing with here in our government and how the world really is run by tribal warfare and mafia-style conspiracies while the mass of men continue sleeping. or playing along.

Some links and references of interest in further research for anyone interested. Unfortunately, I suspect due to censorship, much of my original material seems to be not available online.

Johnson, Haynes, Sleepwalking Through History, New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. History of the Reagan years traces the relationships of William Casey, Manuel Noriega and the Medellin cocaine cartel.

Levine, Michael, The Big White Lie, New York, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1993 DEA undercover investigator learns that the biggest deterrent to stopping the drug epidemic is the CIA.

McCoy, Alfred, The Politics of Heroine, Brooklyn NY Lawrence Hill Books, 1991 Excellent history about CIA complicity in the global drug trade, from the French Connection, to Southeast Asia and onward into the Afghanistan and Latin America.

https://tragedyandhope.com/peace-revolution-episode-092-the-national-security-coup/
A fantastic comprehensive overview, long, but well worth it.

https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/crimesOfMena.html

https://etherzone.com/deep-inside-the-clintonian-reich-mena-arkansas-drugs-money-and-murder/menaairport